2021 Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler Comparison

As more and more details leaked about the impressive reboot of the beloved 2021 Ford Bronco, the competition started to get a bit nervous. Next year, you'll see the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco as well as an updated 2021 Jeep Wrangler. Jeep did its best to catch up, but as you'll see, the Bronco wins in every category.

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2021 Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler Performance

2021 Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler Performance

When it comes to raw power, the Ford beats the Jeep, and it pairs this power with a better transmission, too. While the Wrangler now includes technology that can automatically shift to 2x4 from the standard 4x4 drivetrain, it does not have as many “push of a button” drive modes like the Bronco's G.O.A.T system. The 2021 Ford Bronco's seven drive modes can be set to conquer sand, mud, ruts, snow, rocks, and other specific terrain. The Wrangler only accounts for sand and rocks. The Bronco's allowance for larger tires also gives more clearance for hilly terrain and up to three more inches for water fording.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • 2 engine options
  • Up to 310 horsepower
  • Up to 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 7-speed manual transmission
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 7 G.O.A.T drive modes
  • Up to 35” tires
  • Heavy duty skit plates
  • High performance stability suspension
  • Tow up to 3,500 lbs
  • Crawl ratio up to 94.7:1

2021 Jeep Wrangler

  • 3 engine options
  • Up to 285 horsepower
  • Up to 442 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Two drive modes
  • Up to 33” tires
  • Diesel option
  • Tow up to 3,500 lbs
  • Crawl ratio up to 84.2:1
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2021 Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler Seating/Storage/Cargo

The smaller Wranglers have always struggled with getting cargo space to meet even the average of its class. In fact, the two-door 2021 Ford Bronco has 83% more cubic feet of cargo space compared to the two-door Wrangler. Four-doors are more evenly matched, but we still see far more “smart” storage incorporated in the Bronco's cabin. Reviewers also find the 2-door Jeep has a second row that is much harder to access, an important factor for drivers expecting adult passengers in the rear.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • Seats 4-5
  • Dashboard rail for mobile devices, cameras
  • Equipment hook grid
  • Zippered pockets
  • 2-door up to 58.4 cubic feet of cargo space
  • 4-door up to 77.6 cubic feet of cargo space

2021 Jeep Wrangler

  • Seats 4-5
  • 2-door up to 31.7 cubic feet of cargo space
  • 4-door up to 72.4 cubic feet of cargo space
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2021 Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler Seating/Storage/Cargo
2021 Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler Technology Features

2021 Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler Technology Features

The Wrangler was forced to finally update its technology when a new off-roader came into the ring. However, Jeep failed to fully rise to the occasion. They kept the same UConnect system from previous years, while 2021 Ford Bronco brought in an upgraded SYNC4 infotainment system. The Bronco has much larger touchscreens, as well as wireless and cloud connectivity, trail GPS, and household-style outlets, among other techie features.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • Sync4 infotainment system
  • Standard 8” touchscreen
  • 12” touchscreen option
  • 12-volt outlets
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Cloud connectivity
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Built-in navigation
  • Trail GPS
  • Bang & Olufsen premium audio
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

2021 Jeep Wrangler

  • UConnect infotainment system
  • Standard 5” touchscreen
  • 7” and 8.4” touchscreen option
  • Apple Car Play & Android Auto
  • Satellite radio
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Alpine premium audio
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2021 Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler Safety Features

There is no question the 2021 Ford Bronco wins the safety category with its suite of standard advanced safety technology. These are packaged together on all Bronco trims as the Ford Co-Pilot 360, which you may be familiar with on other Ford models. The Wrangler offers far fewer of these kinds of features, and charges far more by requiring trim upgrades.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Parking sensors
  • Automatic high beams
  • Front and rear cameras

2021 Jeep Wrangler

  • Tire fill alert
  • 3-star rollover rating
  • 4-star frontal crash rating
  • Automatic braking available
  • Adaptive cruise control available
  • Blind spot monitoring available
  • Front camera available
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2021 Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler Interior

2021 Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler Interior

In anticipation of competing with the 2021 Ford Bronco, Jeep did attempt to update its cabin. The interior of the Wrangler now features a new dash design with circular air vents, new knob placement, and a higher end steering wheel. However, these new features fail to impress the way the Bronco does, with its thoughtfully designed dash rail with adjacent power supplies, original 1966 Bronco logos, special plaques, and other refined touches. On a practical level, the Bronco also features a hose-able interior with rubberized flooring and drain holes making it easier than ever to clean after a muddy or snowy day of trail-blazing. The vinyl upholstery on the Bronco is a great middle choice between the cloth and leather in terms of durability, sporty look, and ease of cleaning that simply isn't an option with Jeep.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • Cloth, vinyl, or leather seats
  • Washable floors with drains
  • Dashboard rail (for mounting cameras, GPS, and other gear)
  • Charging ports conveniently below dashboard rail

2021 Jeep Wrangler

  • Cloth or leather seats
  • New air vent design
  • New steering wheel
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Heritage Ford is the number-one destination to reserve your 2021 Ford Bronco. We know this vehicle inside and out, including all possible color combinations. We can help you get the performance capabilities you need as well as the useful interior and exterior features and technologies that make driving a new Bronco the most fun, thrilling experience you've ever had on the road.

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